ASK I: “Why should I keep hearing?”

Q: I keep hearing. Why should I?

A: After scrutinizing including, I am convinced.

A shape must pass from all angles.

In today’s definition, irregularity is sharp IF you care.

Bras are “some women object.”

Light that old cup with a thin layer of foam and add my word for it.

You own a better you. Everything else cups more. Now disappear under your clothes.

Your only option? Smooth bright colors and print lace. Bow a lump into your back. Also, choose your skin color (as possible).

Before you measure a professional fitter, depart or store a foundation.

Lift mold without flesh spilling out the sides.

Can you hop by sticking to?

Know work, widely.

Make a season a suggest.

Tip from a sophisticated room.

Like jeans.

You have to keep trying.

Change from year to year.

Retain the shape, wash the hand!


blackout composition, source: “Ask Teri”, Teri Agins, The Wall Street Journal, 1/2/14.

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Ask I: “I am earth?”

Q: I center a random pattern. I am earth?

A: Call. Repeat. Print the graph.

Center or bottom.

Dress? Yes.

Buy, of course, but remember that a terrific you never goes out of style.

Prime the head of the pack.

Make the next miss and gab.

Pilot a load of all the new originality into an unusual can.

Stream labels into the pool for one simple reason.

Knock off that ash.

Become expert with interpretations of “fast.”

Work on a row of gin.

Rely on efficient use of a medallion.

Absolutely waste to create.

Target past the public.

What’s wrong with getting compliments from a saw?

Look IN the body.

Keep score, but tip rather than buy.

Save a sensation for the big event.

The bolder the selfie, the camera does lie!


blackout composition, source: “Ask Teri”, Teri Agins, The Wall Street Journal, 1/30/14.

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ASK I: “Should I remove my mind?”

Q: Should I remove my mind? You can barely see me.

A: Labels aren’t clothes.

“The required law to show and care
also goes for that big square.”

A major statement is SO prominent. No wonder!

[Name flashes.]

“The print carves so
that almost you shows –
all winter. It’s annoying –
you carve to be welded to rows.”

Tiny stitches, sometimes scissor – most will leave a tale.

Carefully pull apart one stitch at a time you don’t want to be bothered.

Remove the “I hate labels” patch on the jeans.

Stitch loose; can the resewing.

Sometimes beneath the shadow is discoloration.

All recede over time, completely still, and, while unseen, are often a nuisance, so, they should go.

It makes me applaud growing numb.

Make a stamp, tag a “T!”


blackout composition, source: “Ask Teri,” Teri Agins, “The Wall Street Journal,” 12/12/13.

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Ask I: “That crack needs a new wrinkle?”

Q: My uncle was a sharp dress in a trunk full of nice clothes, really unusual because of the horn. That crack needs a new wrinkle?

A: Let’s hear it for coats that carry meaning, unlike an urn in time and text subject to dry rot.

Holes can often be rewoven by the earth.

Be sturdy (and probably cleaned).

Carefully store plastic bags that can break.

Find an estimate on the cost to have the well professionally pressed.

Consider getting a mate. A quiz can be narrowed and customized for you.

Gauge how far you can go out.

Better button buttons.

Trimming is only the beginning.

Be a fur you inherit.

Tile everything in grey flannel and hunt corduroy.

Vary from the usual “professional” cash.

Pocket squares, don’t forget the thinnest pigs!


blackout composition, source: “Ask Teri”, Terry Agins, The Wall Street Journal, 11/14/13.

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Ask I: “I just arrived?”

Q: My daughter and cousin from Los Angeles – how they shake! I just arrived?

A: America’s safe – so that’s a relief – but don’t be complacent!

Take precautions.

You have to think whenever you walk into a crowd it isn’t always possible to leave.

The hotel? That’s more secure.

A body bag that falls in front of you with a small outside compartment? Great! You can wear it. Blaze for added protection.

Fit in a photo I.D.

No more health insurance? Don’t bother with even the smallest purchases. Every meal = morning coffee.

Blend in like black shoes in a gym.

Leave home.

Stay home too.

Arm your fingers. Search online to consider thousands of options.

When you’re on the street, talk – or walk – at people without being noticed.

Stay aware, surround the moment!


blackout composition, source: “Ask Teri,” Teri Agins, The Wall Street Journal, 10/17/13.

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ASK I: “I have made a hat?”

Q: Years ago, I knit the equivalent of $500. I wore it until it fell apart. I have made a hat?

A: You brush timber! How wise!

Treasure is like that.

Yes, there is often a comma.

The price tag cost as much as a label? Fine.

Start auditioning a cashmere moment.

Sift through boats to find your matches water.

Notch a center smooth.

Stand forward, but don’t stop.

Don’t dare the ill.

Measure up.

Your personal can steer you to a better call in the dark.

Loaf a lace, slip on a scarf!


blackout composition, source: “Ask Teri”, Teri Agins, The Wall Street Journal, 10/10/13.

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Definitions of Happiness (cont’d)

Notecard: Definitions of Happiness

Dream Writing

Your senses begin on a farm. You are friends with the Armstrongs, Louis and Neil. The more they talk, the more your hair grows. You feel sluggish and confused. You are sweeping computer code into a hole that was used as someone’s eyes. There is an assumption that has been spirited away. You wipe down the water with your hands the same way. There is a stack of parts for night sleep. There is the wind equipment. There is an almost silence that can never be allowed. All the things before beginning are requested. There is a means that solves away. You spark your grounded. There is a waver you hold until you find the spot. Your stares hold you in the search. The flies shift and you understand the before.

Ask I: “Where does a man age?”

Question: Where does a man age?

Answer: Hop for a trickier hen.

A skilled tail is worth every pen on the ten (rations may be required).

I lean for you,
dear friend of mine
who is your size.
62 looks
a good eye buys
and rare here’s what,
my friend,
looks hen,
goes hopping tops,
has often been
to small a top –
if small is tops –
and sweat can be
altered and cropped.

Dresses are these dresses in the hips only bright red prints.

My friend, small person away from Europe, tend to smaller bulk and you’re set.

Be the lookout for things that can’t be altered.

Shoulder a hard fix. Consult your chance. Grow taller.

Long a higher stick with 3 inches or less.

Balance like wedges, but not kitten-women.

Draw pants to fit and pant at Victoria’s Secret.

String the ankle from last year.

Be the pint-size lady.

Add hat straw, winter your look!


blackout composition, source: “Ask I”, Teri Agins, The Wall Street Journal, 8/29/13

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Notecard: 6 Ways to Sunday (cont’d)

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